Gainey Sauvignon Blanc Santa Ynez Valley 2009
Wine Tasting Notes This lovely wine opens with ripe, classic varietal aromas of honeydew melon, lime, guava and grapefruit, with mineral, herbal spice and vanilla scents adding dimension and complexity. On the full, yet svelte palate, the wine's rich, concentrated melon, lime, lemon cream and white grapefuit flavors - underpinned by a refreshing minerality - offer impressive depth, length and balance, culminating in a remarkably long finish. The latest in a long line of superb Gainey Vineyard Sauvignon Blancs and makes a fine apertif sipper and a delicious accompaniment to seafood, poultry and salad dishes.
Two and a half glasses
External Reviews for Gainey Sauvignon Blanc Santa Ynez Valley
Wine Tasting NotesHeres a crowd pleaser, a Sauvignon Blanc for those who think they dont like Sauvignon Blanc. Importantly, it contains nearly 20% Semillon, a key component of Frances great white Bordeaux wines - both dry and sweet - but a rarity in this proportion in California. The wine boasts wonderful fruit aromas of honeydew melon, yellow delicious apple, anjou pear, and white peaches, with complementary scents of lemon rind, wet mineral and a touch of grassiness. Plush and creamy on the palate without being heavy, the wines lively, refreshing flavors tend toward ripe melon and pear, with a hint of lemon drop candy. Deftly balancing fruitiness and acidity, this bright, enticing Sauvignon Blanc is delightful in its own, with fresh or semi-soft cheeses, or with your favorite meal from the sea. Enjoy it now and over the next year.